Aqua: Condos that Offer Luxury Real Estate on Chicago’s Riverfront

Chicago’s Aqua Building offers luxury living for buyers and renters. Image from flickr/gshowman

If you’re in the market for luxury real estate in Chicago, you certainly have options. You can find a building based on neighborhood, amenities, concierge services, finishes, or all of the above.

Another option for luxury real estate buyers is a condo in Aqua, the architecturally-engaging building in Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood. Lakeshore East, a desired community for its great location, was even named one of Chicago’s best neighborhoods by Chicago Magazine earlier this year. Located at 225 N. Columbus Drive, a Chicago condo in Aqua lets residents walk many of its surrounding attractions and entertainment. The loop, retail areas, the theater district, and a 6-acre public park and the lakefront path are all a short walk away. The building is also near DuSable Harbor and the Chicago Yacht Club.

Designed by architect Jeanne Gang, Aqua’s exterior is reminiscent of waves, with protruding balconies that helped earn the building 2009 Skyscraper of the Year. It was also designed to comply with LEED certification.

But the outside isn’t all that looks good. Chicago homes inside Aqua also offer:

  • Views: The panorama from many units includes the Chicago skyline, the Chicago River and key area landmarks.
  • Finishes: Wood floors, granite or quartz counter tops and marble and stone baths are just a few of the options available in Aqua’s 264 condos.
  • Amenities: Aqua’s two-floor, indoor/outdoor Shore Club features Chicago’s largest outdoor pool and amenity deck. This 80,000 square foot deck includes a garden, track, pool, hot tub, cabanas, wireless internet, barbecue areas and a fire pit. A 35,000 square foot indoor playground features fitness facilities, a basketball court, a game area, a media room and private club suites.

Chicago Luxury Rentals in Aqua
Aqua is also set apart by the building’s rental availabilities if you aren’t ready to buy—it’s the first high-rise building among Chicago real estate that offers both condos and apartments. If you’re relocating to Chicago or want somewhere to stay while searching for a second home, luxury rentals are available.

If renting a Chicago condo is a better fit for your current situation, I can help to make sure any unique requirements or upscale tastes aren’t sacrificed. If you’re looking to rent your Chicago condo, I can help you find a tenant who has that same emphasis on luxury.

To learn more about renting or buying a Chicago condo in Aqua, call agent Sheldon Salnick at (312) 498-5080 or

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